Dec 5, 2012 9:00am PST
treaty to protect the rights of the disabled. this is like a christmas carol. there's poor bob dole off his deathbed in a wheelchair -- >> he's been ill yeah. >> stephanie: last week he was reported to be not doing well. >> slapping him on the back. no, we aren't going to vote for it. it is crazy. >> stephanie: a christmas carol. they're so mean. i hope they say hello to the dodo birds. >> they're pushing bob dole over a cliff in his wheelchair. >> stephanie: caroline says one of their excuses that threatened american sovereignty and the endangered home schooling because it would allow american government to impose new laws on disabled home school children. there is no wording that hints that either one of those things could be true. for some of the senators, the real reasoning was because they believe the treaty is part of a vast conspiracy. >> vast conspiracy to tell us that the world is round. everybody knows that ain't so. we could fall right off. >> stephanie: bob dole came to show his support for the treaty.
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
's not even bob dole's treaty, although he certainly is a person who has been deeply involved. the vote on the treaty is the right thing to do on its merits. i think that it's important to note that every major veterans' group -- madam president, i ask that the list of the veterans' groups in support be included in the record at this time. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mccain: i've not forgotten that 36 republicans signed a letter opposing consideration of any treaty during the lame duck, but there's no reason why we shouldn't have a vote on this. the letter says that they would oppose consideration, but we did have the motion to proceed. some may be worried about passing a treaty in a lame-duck session. the argument has no basis in the constitution or the senate practice. since the 1970's alone the senate has approved treaties during lame-duck sessions a total of 19 times. there's nothing special or different about lame-duck sessions. i'd like to address a few of the misconceptions about the treaty that i keep hearing. it's true that the treaty establishes a committee,
Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
that one of their own, bob dole, bob dole, a former majority leader, came to the floor in a wheelchair trying to draw support for this treaty. he was being pushed by his wife and made an impassioned plea. senator santorum explained opposition to this treaty in a piece published in "the daily beast." in part he says this. our nation has been been the worldwide leader when it comes to protecting the disabled. we should be telling the u.n. and not the other way around how to ensure dignity and respect for the disabled. effectively saying nobody tells the united states what to do. it sets a very dangerous precedent perhaps for other things. okay. that sounded legitimate until it came out that that's not what the treaty suggests. senator kerry was mincing absolutely no words in saying that rick santorum doesn't know what he's talking about. here he is on "the situation room" yesterday. >> i have great respect for both rick and his wife, karen, and their daughter and he's a strong family man. he either hasn't read the treaty or doesn't understand it or he was just not factual in what he said
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> yes, exactly. >>> from around the globe, washington post, senator bob dole, seriously wounded in world war ii, came to the senate floor to support the treaty. it needed two-thirds to pass. most senate republicans voted no, saying the treaty puts american sovereignty at risk. >> "the wall street journal" says one-third of all doctors and lawyers are now women, according to new census figures. in 1970 fewer than 10% of doctors and 5% of lawyers were women. >> "new york times" reports more smart phone users are sending text messages for free over the internet instead of paying fees on cell phone networks. that could cost wireless companies tens of billions of dollars in lost revenues. >> listen up, boys. britain's independent is warning of a sperm count, fell by one-third in 1989 and 2005. that increases the risk of infertility. researchers say the possible reasons range from environmental toxins to tight underwear. >> moving on. usa today reports starbucks is rolling out a special gift card today. it costs $450 and it's made out of steel. >> what? >> you can only buy $400 >>> all right.